AutoNation's about-face draws fire from 2 Senate DemocratsTue, 06, Dec 2016
A duo of Senate Democrats who've introduced legislation aimed at preventing the sale of used vehicles with unrepaired safety recalls blasted AutoNation Inc.'s reversal of its 16-month ban on the sale of such vehicles at its dealerships.
Alliance moves to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesMon, 05, Dec 2016
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers late Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution that would bar the Obama administration from finalizing mpg rules before it leaves office next month. The EPA under law had to decide by April 2018 whether to modify the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emission rules requiring average fleet-wide efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon.
CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bindMon, 05, Dec 2016
Apple signals a readiness to join the self-driving car raceSun, 04, Dec 2016
Apple is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
Trump's auto guy will be trade pragmatistSun, 04, Dec 2016
Trump's pick of Wilbur Ross to head Commerce puts a powerful auto industry investor in a role where he will influence trade talks and the U.S. business climate. But Ross' business moves have not been purely Trumpian.
Does self-driving plan rely too much on states?Mon, 05, Dec 2016
EPA stands by 2025 emissions standardsWed, 30, Nov 2016
The EPA proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year, a quicker-than-expected move that shocked auto industry officials and set up a major fight between the industry and regulators.
Safety groups challenge NHTSA on automatic-braking pactWed, 30, Nov 2016
Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles.
All-American pickups aimed at China's wealthyWed, 30, Nov 2016
GM details self-driving vehicle system in U.S. letterMon, 28, Nov 2016
GM's semi-autonomous "Super Cruise" system will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive, according to a government letter made public on Monday.
Volkswagen CEO sees no diesel in future of U.S. businessTue, 22, Nov 2016
Volkswagen will no longer offer diesel vehicles in the U.S., its global brand chief said on Tuesday, ending speculation the company might return to the technology after its emissions scandal fades from memory.